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Current hardship should be ended at earliest: Prez Bhandari

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday urged the government to seek prompt solution to end hardship people are facing due to the blockade.

Expressing her serious concern over issues Nepali people are at present facing, President Bhandari said the crisis should be ended at the earliest.

During a visit by a delegation from Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), President Bhandari opined that the government should come up with long term plans to minimize dependence on foreign countries.

The President said there was a prompt need to ensure that all Nepali families have fuel to cook food and have smooth transpiration.

Bhandari said she would attempt her best to create national solidarity, tolerance and harmony among people living in various regions of the nation.

The FNJ delegation included Bista, former FNJ Presidents Suresh Acharya, Bishnu Nisthuri and Dharmendra Jha, Advisor Poshan KC and Vice-Presidents Anita Bindu and Khil Bahadur Bhandari among others had reached the Sheetal Niwas to congratulate Bhandari for her election to the post.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar

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PACHTHAR — A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

The problem arose after the local market management committee removed water pipes installed in the bazaar area. Per household here was getting 50 liters of drinking water once in two days before this.

Water scarcity here is not a new occurrence at Yasok which normally remains dry, but the complete disruption in the supply of taps water has paralysed the life, according to local hotelier Keshab Thapa.

There is no natural or artificial water source nearby the area and locals are forced to dependent on the supply by the local government through tractors in a very limited quantity.

The rural municipality has started fetching water from the local Chhorunga stream and distributing it to the locals. Tractors are used to transport stream water to the area.

Earlier, the 650 households at Yasok were using drinking water supplied by the Yasok Deurali Drinking Water Project. Regular supply (once in two days) was too less to meet demand. There is a demand for some 250,000 liters of water at Yasok per day.

According to Yasok Market Management Consumers Committee secretary Mahendra Bahadur Khadka, water pipes were removed (without any alternative arrangements) in course of market management efforts and it will take some more days to restore them and water scarcity is to go for more few days

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